Re: [CR] Mysterious Campy QR Lever

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From: ternst <>
To: Via Bicycle <>
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Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:14:32 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Mysterious Campy QR Lever

Yes, I should have said when redoing to the styling we have now, I wasn't referring to the oldest '30's versions. It could be a "privateer's" modification. Guys like Omelenchuk, Johnson, etc., could/can make most anything they needed, tinkered, designed, invented.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates

----- Original Message -----
From: "Via Bicycle"
To: "ternst"
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Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] Mysterious Campy QR Lever

> Ted,
> One note is that it is not the first version or anything like that.
> The earlier ones from the 1930s had a completely different lever blade
> than the later ones we all know. But at the same time it was
> relatively the same size as it's modern counterparts, read=no
> extension. It would seem weird to have a system that worked, then to
> make it not work without any reason. Wait, that does seem to happen a
> lot with bike parts manufacturing, see Bicycle Quarterly. i really
> don't think that is the case here. I think this is something modified
> after the fact.
> As I stated on Aldo's blog, it looks a lot like the lever on the hand
> operated Campagnolo front derailleur, but that piece was not original
> threaded, at least the one I have here isn't.
> The only purpose I can see for it's extention is to maybe clear the
> eyelet/ fender stay section, but there is no real need for that, ya
> know.
> joel ralph flood
> philadelphia, PA
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM, ternst <> wrote:
>> Somewhere in the deep recesses of my subconcious a synapse is making a
>> faint
>> connection.
>> I think it may be an early version of when they were developing the lever
>> size, and the longer ones gave too much leverage and broke the skewers,
>> wore
>> the cam action prematurely, made hub adjustment trickier, etc.
>> I can't be sure if I'm recalling correctly, but that seems to ring a
>> bell.
>> Ted Ernst
>> Palos Verdes Estates,
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "aldoross4" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 7:46 AM
>> Subject: [CR] Mysterious Campy QR Lever
>>> I hate to be repetitive, but
>>> I hate to be repetitive, but I have to ask again for any
>>> information on the strange long-lever Campy front qr that
>>> sold on eBay yesterday. I've posted a photos showing it and
>>> a normal lever for comparison.
>>> Aldo Ross
>>> Middletown, Ohio, USA